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1983-11-10 Trieste Italy
Founded 10-11 Nov 1983, Trieste (Italy), as Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), at foundation meeting sponsored by G-XG3210 - Fondazione Internazionale Trieste per il Progresso e la Libertà delle Scienze (FIT). Officially launched by United Nations Secretary General, 5 Jul 1985. Currently located in the premises of E-XF2724 - Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). Previous full title: TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. Current full title: The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries.
Recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in the developing world; respond to the needs of young scientists in countries that are lagging in science and technology; promote South-South and South-North cooperation in science, technology and innovation; encourage scientific research and sharing of experiences in solving major problems facing developing countries.
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General Meeting; Council of 7 members; Secretariat. Regions (5): Africa; Arab Region; Central and South Asia; East and Southeast Asia; Latin American and Caribbean.
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